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Paul Millsap | Forward

Team: Atlanta Hawks
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/10/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 246
College: Louisiana Tech
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Hawks' head coach Mike Budenholzer did not rule out the possibility of Paul Millsap spending some time at the small forward position next season, but said it would not be part of their core plan.
If Millsap does end up spending some time at the three-spot during the 2015-16 season, it could open up some minutes for guys like Mike Muscala, Mike Scott, and Walter Tavares. However, this doesn't seem like something that will happen for extended stretches, so the impact on the minutes of the aforementioned players will likely be minimal. Jul 12 - 10:55 PM

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Paul Millsap officially signed his three-year, $59 million deal with the Hawks on Thursday.

"Re-signing Paul was a priority for us. His toughness, versatility, high basketball IQ and unselfishness is representative of the culture we are building," Hawks president of basketball operations and head coach Mike Budenholzer said in a statement. "We are excited that he will remain a part of our family." Millsap led the Hawks in scoring (16.7), rebounding (7.5), and steals (1.8) last season, and he'll make for an excellent early-round selection in next year's drafts.
Jul 9 - 4:33 PM

Paul Millsap has agreed to a three-year, $59 million deal to stay with the Hawks.

It's likely a three-year deal with the a player option for the third year. Millsap signing a deal is a big domino to fall here, so there are likely going to be some lesser power forwards agreeing to deals now. Millsap was wonderful with the Hawks last year and is great in their system, so look for him in the second round of drafts.
Jul 1 - 6:37 PM

Paul Millsap has narrowed his list down to two teams, the Magic and the Hawks.

Millsap met with the Magic right when free agency began on Wednesday, so the meeting obviously went very well. ESPN's Chris Broussard reported that the Magic offered Millsap a four-year, $80 million max deal, but the Hawks have also put that same offer on the table. If the Magic are able to sign Millsap, this could be bad news for the fantasy value of Aaron Gordon.
Jul 1 - 9:42 AM

The Knicks may have interest in free agent Paul Millsap, though his expected salary demands may be too high for New York.

Millsap could command upward of $17 million per season, a price even James Dolan and the Knicks would balk at paying. The Celtics, Jazz and Hawks have all been linked to Millsap in free agency, but there's a chance that he won't sign anywhere until guys like Kevin Love and LaMarcus Aldridge are off the market.
Jun 30 - 9:42 PM

There is "some interest" in Paul Millsap within the Celtics organization.

It's not clear if that means Boston is going to target him in free agency, but it doesn't sound like a priority. The Celtics need to prioritize finding a real center capable of defending the rim before adding more bigs down low, anyway.
Jun 29 - 9:48 AM

The Hawks could lose Paul Millsap or DeMarre Carroll in free agency.

The Hawks will have right around $23 million in cap space as free agency gets underway, but with Millsap and Carroll both expecting to eclipse $10 million annually, there is a possibility Atlanta will have to choose between one or the other. The Hawks are expecting Carroll to ask for 4 years and $50 million, and if that's the case, retaining both players will be a near impossibility barring some unexpected roster reshuffling.
Source: ESPN
Jun 15 - 11:27 AM

The Jazz will reportedly pursue Paul Millsap as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

The Jazz may pursue him, but the move in general just doesn't make a lot of sense. Utah allowed Millsap to walk as a free agent during the 2013 offseason in order to hand over the starting power forward job to Derrick Favors. Millsap is an All-Star and a starter in the NBA, and he'd basically be a sixth man if he returned to Utah with Favors and Rudy Gobert locked into Utah's frontcourt. So again, this report just doesn't really add up.
Jun 12 - 1:26 PM

Paul Millsap said that he will not require shoulder surgery this offseason, just rest.

Millsap is set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and he's sure to have no shortage of suitors. He's put together a strong two years in Atlanta, and he finished the 2014-15 season with averages of 16.7 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.8 steals, 0.9 blocks and 1.1 three-pointers per game on 47.6 percent shooting from the field. Regardless of what uniform he's wearing next season, he's a safe bet to put up early-round value for his across-the-board contributions to the stat sheet.
May 28 - 3:38 PM

Paul Millsap, an impending free agent, said that he is undecided on what he will do this summer.

"I think looking at different options, looking at this team, looking at what we’ve built thus far, in weight my options I can’t make a decision right now," Millsap said. "It’s been a long series, a long year, for me and the team. Let things die down, cool off, relax and think about it a little bit. We are a family. This team is close. It will play a lot into the decision." Millsap struggled during the postseason, but it's possible that his shoulder could have impacted his play. He should still be able to command a massive contract on the open market, so we will be following this story closely.
May 27 - 9:14 AM

Paul Millsap had 16 points, 10 rebounds and five assists during Game 4, in which the Hawks were swept out of the playoffs with an 88-118 defeat.

A report on Tuesday suggested that Millsap, an impending free agent, may need offseason surgery to repair his sprained right shoulder. The injury clearly plagued him throughout the playoffs -- he led the Hawks with 16.7 points and 7.8 rebounds during the regular season but was down to just 13.8 points on 34.9 percent shooting vs. the Cavs in the Conference Finals. We should have a medical update within a few weeks.
May 26 - 11:24 PM

Paul Millsap may require surgery on his sprained right shoulder this offseason, according to sources of Howard Beck.

The shoulder injury caused Millsap to miss five games back in early April, and it reportedly never fully healed. This perhaps could explain why Millsap is shooting just 40.8 percent from the field this postseason, a stark contrast from the 47.6 percent clip that he shot during the regular-season. It'll be interesting to see if Millsap does indeed go under the knife when the offseason hits, and this is a story we'll be following closely.
May 26 - 3:56 PM

Paul Millsap struggled mightily in Friday's Game 2 loss to the Cavs, scoring four points on 2-of-8 shooting with five rebounds, two assists and two steals in 27 minutes.

Millsap has lost his offensive confidence and in every other aspect of the game he was lacking tonight. He flashed some good defense against LeBron James in Game 1, but wasn't called upon in that department tonight. Instead, he was a big reason that Tristan Thompson was able to get all he could eat.
May 22 - 11:34 PM

Paul Millsap fouled out in 38 minutes against the Cavs on Wednesday, scoring 13 points with seven rebounds, three assists and one block.

With DeMarre Carroll (knee) going down, Millsap is now going to have to guard LeBron James more often, which isn't a bad thing for the Hawks defense. However, all that extra effort on the defensive end could take away from Millsap's offensive game. Regardless, his minutes will be close to 40.
May 20 - 11:24 PM

The Hawks are quietly optimistic about re-signing Paul Millsap.

The Hawks will definitely want to bring him back. Millsap can defend multiple positions and his offensive game has grown tremendously since joining the Hawks. He'll likely be a second round pick in fantasy drafts next season.
Source: USA Today
May 18 - 4:26 PM

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SF1Thabo Sefolosha
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PF1Paul Millsap
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C1Al Horford
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